The Supreme Court ruled that 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections in the General category is constitutional. In this episode of In Our Opinion, host Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks with journalist Tejas Harad about what this means for our reservation policy going forward. Previously, reservation was based on social, educational, political as well as economic backwardness. However, with EWS, economic status is the only criteria and it is capped at a household earning of Rs 8 lakhs. Congress Leader Dr. Jaya Thakur has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court judgement.
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